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My RAM just changed from 512mb to 256 mb?? wTF??


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#1 ICE334

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:20 AM

I want to find a solution to switch my RAM back to 512mb.! What causes this? It only happened twice. Right now its currently at 256mb! I want to change it back to 512mb!!! help!!

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:26 AM

Where are you getting this RAM figure from? What are you looking at?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:28 AM

I left clicked on " My computer" and it shows my computer info! And it says it in "CCleaner" too!

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:28 PM

The number displayed in that manner...doesn't reflect RAM installed.

It's a net number derived by taking the RAM installed...and subtracting the amount of RAM used for onboard video and a few other Windows functions/processes.

You can see an accurate display of the RAM installed in the BIOS...or by running msinfo32 and looking at the Total Physical Memory line in the right-hand screen.

You can go into the BIOS and change the amount of RAM you are devoting to onboard video. See second sentence under About Integrated Video Memory at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...519&lang=en.

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